Colette's Key Issues

These are just some of the key issues that Colette Kelleher works on. Find out more about each issue, her background and interest in each of them.

Adult Safeguarding

Colette has introduced legislation to better protect adults from harm as well as from physical, sexual, psychological and financial abuse. She introduced the Adult Safeguarding Bill in April 2017.

Children & Young People

As a Senator, Colette has introduced key amendments to the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 to ensure that children with autism have access to the education that is their right.


Colette established and is co-convenor of the All-Party Oireachtas Group on Dementia, which raises awareness and works to secure cross party support for initiatives...


As a Senator, Colette has highlighted the need for the Government to adequately invest in healthcare, education, financial support and housing for people with disabilities.


Colette has highlighted the impact of the housing crisis on children, families and single people. She is a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and local government...

Refugees & International

Colette’s International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendement) Bill 2017 has passed all stages through the Seanad and second stage through the Dail.

Traveller Rights

As a Senator, one of Colette’s key priorities has been highlighting the need for Irish society to address the inequalities and prejudices facing the Traveller community.

Women's Health & Wellbeing

Colette has campaigned nationally and locally, with Together for Yes, for the successful repeal of the 8th amendment to the Consitution, paving the way for...